• Team BOTA News

    by Published on Jul 20, 2012 3:22am

    I'd like to take a second to recognize some members who are hitting a mile stone this summer. They have been with us many years, and are still kicking around.

    BOTA:99 - 13 years on Aug 1
    BOTA:7.62 - 10 years on June 1
    BOTA:47 - 9 years on Aug 1
    BOTA:SD - 8 years on July 1
    BOTA:84 - 5 years on June 5
    BOTA:119 - 5 years on July 23
    BOTA:49 - 5 years on Aug 26
    BOTA:89 - 4 years on July 16
    BOTA:52 - 4 years on Aug 3

    Congrats guys, I guess time flies when you're having fun.

    I'll get the rest of you when your anniversary comes around this year. The only dates I'm missing are some of the original members, and we all know their memory was clouded by beer.
    by Published on Jul 17, 2012 7:40pm

    This Saturday Team BOTA added a new member to the family. No, BOTA:911 didn't have his baby yet :snicker:

    We are proud to welcome BOTA:26 to the team! His careful planning, selflessness and cool demeanor are rivaled only by a certain other member in the 20s.

    I have no doubt he will be a friend and asset for years to come. BOTA!!!
    by Published on May 07, 2012 1:47pm

    Today, THQ and Relic are proud to announce the long-awaited sequel to Company of Heroes, the highest rated strategy game of all-time. Putting players in charge of the Soviet Red Army, Company of Heroes 2 will introduce players to the harsh realities of war on the Eastern Front.COMPANY OF HEROES® 2 INVADES THE EASTERN FRONTSequel to Critically Acclaimed Strategy Game Coming to PC in 2013

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif. May 7, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that a sequel to its critically acclaimed strategy game Company of Heroes® is scheduled to be taking gamers to the frozen frontlines of war in Russia in early 2013.As a true sequel, this game moves the battle away from the common Western Front focus of World War II and refocuses on some of history’s most brutal and devastating conflicts on the Eastern Front, challenging players to take command of the iconic Red Army and repel the Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow.Company of Heroes 2 utilizes Relic® Entertainment’s state of the art proprietary Essence 3.0 EngineTM to bring new technological advancements to the strategy genre in the form of innovative Dynamic Battle Tactics, increased graphical fidelity and new environmental destruction, ultimately putting the player in control with new Commander Abilities.Greg Wilson, Producer at Relic Entertainment commented, “Company of Heroes 2 is a true successor, introducing a new front, new protagonists and new technology while retaining the unique mix of strategic gameplay and competitive multiplayer that made the original Company of Heroes such a success.”Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games commented, “We are excited to announce a sequel to one of THQ’s best loved properties. Company of Heroes 2 will deliver an amazing strategy experience along with a strong post-launch digital content plan that enhances and expands the product’s lifecycle.”The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews) with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be available for PC in early 2013. Keep checking back for more information.About Company of Heroes 2It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.


    I. Ye Shall Act Thy Age...

    This is gaming! Have fun.

    II. Ye Shall Abide By The Decisions Of Thy Holy Council...

    Team BOTA is a Democratic Team. If you have any suggestions (Maps, Servers, Rules...etc.) let Headquarters Squad know and we will vote on it. Please address all issues as follows:

    BOTA:1 - Leadership
    BOTA:2 - Rules and their implementation
    BOTA:77 - Training Issues
    BOTA:99 - Financial Issues
    BOTA:146 - Website Issues
    BOTA:X - Information Security

    III. Ye shall know NO ANGER...

    We are here to have fun. The Headquarters Squad will not abide by a member disgracing Team BOTA Publicly by yelling, screaming, or bitching at other teams. If you need to vent (and we all need that sometimes) keep it within the confines of the team.

    IV. Ye Shall Own And Utilize A Timepiece...

    Look, I know we we all have lives (unless you're BOTA:1-HA!!!!!!!) but try to show up as much as possible. We will let you know well in advance of any upcoming matches. If we are to advance Team BOTA into a tournament level operation, we need to have reliable players.

    V. Ye Shall Honor Tradition...

    As a member of the brotherhood/sisterhood we set ourselves apart from other teams by acting honorably toward other teams as well as other team members (remember what you do reflects directly on Team BOTA)

    VI. Ye Shall Know No Other Allegiance...

    No man can serve two masters. Having dual memberships directly undercuts possible tournament competition. If members choose between teams in tournament competition, they would be feared by both teams. Loyalty must be unconditional. Choose wisely.

    All conversations on team matters will remain private. Any member who discloses any confidential information (discussions on the Private Forum, team e-mail, Roger Wilco discussions etc.) will be subject to the harshest punishment. We are a brotherhood, and must feel secure amongst ourselves.

    VII. Ye Shall NEVER Cheat...

    Cheating includes glitching and use of trainers. Heed this warning, if you are a BOTA, you do not cheat. If you cheat, you are not a BOTA.


    Name Location Assignment
    BOTA:1 OH BOTA Leader
    BOTA:2 FL Rules Officer
    BOTA:77 MO Training Officer
    BOTA:99 IA Financial Officer
    BOTA:146 NY Site Officer
    BOTA:X CA Information Officer

    Location Assignment
    BOTA:11 TX Soldier
    BOTA:13 WA Soldier
    BOTA:16 NM Soldier
    BOTA:21 GA Soldier
    BOTA:26 OH Soldier
    BOTA:42 OH Soldier
    BOTA:47 AL Soldier
    BOTA:51 IA Soldier
    BOTA:52 IN Soldier
    BOTA:56 IN Soldier
    BOTA:84 CA Soldier
    BOTA:89 NY Soldier
    BOTA:119 NY Soldier
    BOTA:187 IL Soldier
    BOTA:203 GA Soldier
    BOTA:911 CA Soldier
    BOTA:962 IL Soldier
    BOTA:2112 CA Soldier
    BOTA:7.62 WA Soldier
    BOTA:SD GA Soldier
    EVIL:BOTA MA Soldier